Physical Medicine

Physical Medicine

OAA's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists (physiatrists) are physicians specially trained in treating patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, and biomechanical disorders. Physiatrists focus on the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of symptoms such as:
  • Neck pain, back pain, tendonitis, numbness, tingling, weakness, and a variety of nerve and muscle problems.

These symptoms can be caused by:
  • Arthritis, musculoskeletal trauma, peripheral vascular disease (including amputations), work and sports related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, strokes, and other conditions.

OAA's Physiatrists will perform a thorough history and physical examination to find the source of your pain, injury, or disability. Their extensive experience and training in electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG) allows them to accurately diagnose the origin of your conditions. By prescribing and directing specific therapy programs and services, medications, physical therapy, splinting and braces, as well as referrals to the appropriate consultants, OAA's Physiatrists assist patients in achieving their functional potential (physically, psychologically, socially, and vocationally).

OAA's Physiatrists offer an aggressive, non-surgical approach to pain and injury and are often your best choice for treating a wide variety of diseases and conditions. They take a holistic approach, treating the whole patient, not just the patient's symptoms. In addition, they share their medical knowledge with you to help you understand your condition, and provide you with the tools and resources to manage it.

    I underwent a knee replacement in October. The doctors and staff of OAA have continued to impress me with the professional and courteous way their appointments are handled. From check-in to check-out the experience is a pleasant one. I would not hesitate to recommend OAA to my friends and family.

    – Theresa